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Crowdsourcing is here to stay -- now it's about building tools for networked journalism

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As the media have become more social and thereby more “networked” — whether they like it or not — smart publishers like The Guardian and ProPublica have taken advantage of this phenomenon to crowdsource knowledge in a variety of ways. A decade or more after the concept started to become...
Crowdsourcing is here to stay -- now it's about building tools for networked journalism

"Disheartened" by Twitter's new API rules, Web app developer Twimbow gives up

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Twimbow, a Web application that helps social network users organize and communicate with their friends with lots of pretty colors, is calling it a day. The startup says it is “disheartened” by Twitter’s recent outlining of new API rules. When those new ‘Rules of the Road’ were first announced, it...
"Disheartened" by Twitter's new API rules, Web app developer Twimbow gives up

Continuuity takes on $10 million in Series A funding to help accelerate its PaaS big data solution

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Today Continuuity announced that it has secured a $10 million Series A round of funding, led by Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners. Previous investors Data Collective and Amplify Partners and the influential Andreessen Horowitz returned to participate in the new financing. Previously, the company raised a $2.5 million seed round. By now you must have...
Continuuity takes on $10 million in Series A funding to help accelerate its PaaS big data solution
Hackers wanted: Defense Intelligence Agency looking for mobile exploits

Finally, There Is A Conference To Talk About Information Overload To Add To Your Already Overloaded Schedule

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As someone who just wants to run away to the desert with a tent and a paperback book and live on a mesa somewhere, solving the problem of information overload is near to my heart. If you’re like me, then the non-profit Information Overload Research Group’s Overloaded Conference should be...
Finally, There Is A Conference To Talk About Information Overload To Add To Your Already Overloaded Schedule

2 Services for DIY Mobile Social Networks

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Forget building your own iPhone app, you can now build your own mobile social network! Two companies - Shoutem and Socialight - are offering platforms that allow anyone to design, develop and launch their very own social networks for mobile devices. Although neither service will likely lead to the next...
2 Services for DIY Mobile Social Networks

Every hotel website should look like this

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Having paid visits to many, many hotel websites over the years to try and book a room, discovering CONVERT was like a breath of fresh air. I’ll be totally honest with you: it’s not like I’m some renowned expert on what website building tools and content management systems for hotels...
Every hotel website should look like this

Napkin Labs Launches Fan Center To Help Brands Beef Up Facebook Engagement

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When we wrote about Napkin Labs last year, the Boulder-based startup was focused on a familiar problem: How to help brands and businesses wade through the noise of social networks and better engage (and collaborate with) their customers. To do this, the startup created an online lab space that functioned...
Napkin Labs Launches Fan Center To Help Brands Beef Up Facebook Engagement

This is What a Tweet Looks Like

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Think a tweet is just 140 characters of text? Think again. To developers building tools on top of the Twitter platform, they know tweets contain far more information than just whatever brief, passing thought you felt the urge to share your friends via the microblogging network. A tweet is filled...
This is What a Tweet Looks Like

London’s Apps for Good teams up with Facebook to teach unemployed youth to code social apps

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Just as learning to speak English is important to conduct business in the global economy, digital literacy is fast-becoming essential to create businesses online. Last August, we covered UK’s Apps for Good program, a really impressive platform for young people to learn the skills necessary to create mobile and Facebook apps. The open-source...
London’s Apps for Good teams up with Facebook to teach unemployed youth to code social apps
Visual Mobile App Builder Tiggzi Relaunches As Appery.io, Adds New Enterprise Features
Shoutlet brings Facebook ad creation to marketing platform, partners with Kenshoo
Google+ numbers revealed: 500M upgraded, 235M active across Google sites, 135M on stream

Google’s GoMo Expands, Adds DIY Mobile Website Building Tools

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DudaMobile, the DIY mobile website maker, fresh off news of its $6 million Series B, is today announcing a partnership with Google. Going forward, Google’s GoMo service, which launched last November to refer business customers to development shops that could take their website mobile, is now offering a mobile website...
Google’s GoMo Expands, Adds DIY Mobile Website Building Tools

Facebook acquires Storylane team, but does not get its product, stories or data

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Facebook has acquired the team behind community story sharing service Storylane, its CEO Jonathan Gheller said in a post on the site today. The acquisition, first noted by GigaOm, is of the team behind Storylane, and not of the product itself. Storylane was a ‘story telling’ site that bent the...
Facebook acquires Storylane team, but does not get its product, stories or data
Studyhall Launches A Peer-To-Peer Learning & Collaboration Network For Students
In the name of consistency, Twitter releases new apps for iPhone and Android

Software Is Feeding The World: Agriculture Startup Solum Raises $17M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

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Solum, a startup building tools for a more data-driven approach to agriculture, has raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, and partner John O’Farrell will be joining the Solum board. The company’s PR team sent me a copy of the blog post that...
Software Is Feeding The World: Agriculture Startup Solum Raises $17M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Virtual HR Company TribeHR Scores Another $2.5 Million In Funding

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TribeHR, a company that provides virtual HR services, just announced it has raised $2.5 million in funding, bringing its total to $3.6 million. The company provides HR software to small and medium-sized businesses. It provides support in recruiting, managing vacation days, remembering salary history, and other tasks. The price range...
Virtual HR Company TribeHR Scores Another $2.5 Million In Funding
Divshot grabs $1.1M to become an 'Adobe Creative Suite' for web development

How Stripe Plans To Make Mobile Pay (EBAY)

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Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, whose company offers an easily installed payments service for applications, believes there's a big problem in mobile--and that's how to make money. "One of the trends in mobile is that advertising isn't doing very well," he told Business Insider deputy editor Nicholas Carlson in an interview...
How Stripe Plans To Make Mobile Pay (EBAY)

E3 2012: GameGlobe preview

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We take a look at the fascinating new browser-game from Square Enix, which gives players the chance to create their own action adventuresIt is rare to be genuinely surprised by a new release these days. For all the bluster of the latest action adventures and role-playing extravaganzas, they all follow...
E3 2012: GameGlobe preview

Pinterest Acquires And Will Shut Down Recipe Discovery Site Punchfork

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Pinterest has just made its first acquisition – the two year and a half year old recipe discovery and sharing site Punchfork. Rather than operate it independently, Punchfork will continue to run shortly but then its site, API, and mobile apps will be shut down so its one-man team can focus on...
Pinterest Acquires And Will Shut Down Recipe Discovery Site Punchfork

Simple website builder Weebly goes international

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Weebly, the most popular among a batch of startups offering easy-to-use website building tools, is settings its sights overseas with the first launch of the non-English Weebly services. The San Francisco company already offered country-specific domains (such as .co.uk domains in the United Kingdom), but to reach a big international...
Simple website builder Weebly goes international

DARPA threat detection technology uses a camera to see targets, software and soldier brains to identify them

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DARPA aids our military in myriad ways, from designing one shot, one kill weapons to creating robotic pack mules to carry soldiers' gear. It's also been building tools for soldiers to better survey their environment and identify threats, and its latest such tool is called the Cognitive Technology Threat...
DARPA threat detection technology uses a camera to see targets, software and soldier brains to identify them

Amazon Broadens Its Computing Reach

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The company's Web services computing arm has started selling application-building tools for everything from financial reporting to the logic in a multiplayer online game. Its latest offering widens its appeal from a geeky science project to a mainstream business product....
Amazon Broadens Its Computing Reach

With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

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Intel has been taking steps in recent months to promote the democratization of consumer data — the idea that consumers should be able to check out the information that companies are collecting on them — even though it might not be immediately obvious how the chip maker could generate revenue...
With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

5 Tools You Never Thought To Use For Link Building

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Link building tools are everywhere, so much so that it’s safe to assume we’ve saturated the market, and it’s time to move on to building something else. While I rely on some of these as much as Instragram relies on selfies and food photos, some of the best tools I’ve found for...
5 Tools You Never Thought To Use For Link Building

Facebook Hires The Team At Design Firm Hot Studio

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Hot Studio, a 16-year-old design firm based in San Francisco and New York City, just announced that its team will be joining Facebook. Facebook has confirmed the news in a post of its own, writing: We began working with Hot Studio on a few projects several months ago. Immediately, we...
Facebook Hires The Team At Design Firm Hot Studio

"In The Studio," How Patrick Collison Guides Stripe In The Competitive Payments World

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” closes out its inaugural year by welcoming the young CEO of one of the web’s hottest startups who, before his current...
"In The Studio," How Patrick Collison Guides Stripe In The Competitive Payments World
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